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From 5to6 321 ,281 ,702

From 6 to 7 191,952,106

From 7 to 8 247.627,770

From 8 to 9 122,300,850

From 9 to 10 10,605,629

Ten and above 71,232,286

Total $5,864,642,255





Funded Debt




"■—■—'— per Cent.


Per Cent.


of Total


of Total


Funded


Stocks.


Debt.


70.10


16.59


2.07


3.04


2.49


6.28


.81


9.79


6.53


25.62


5.99


21.11


3.58


11.01


4.62


4.76


2.28


1.22


.20


.30


1.33


.29



100



$5,230,477,052 100



Analysis of Funded Debt.



Per Cent. Paid. Bonds.

Nothing paid $615,259,989

From 1 to 2 72,050,960

From 2 to 8. 317,753,753

From 8 to 4 414,785,496

From 4 to 5 1,214,267,340

From5to6 1,014,409.808

From 6 to 7 560,114,904

From 7 to 8 244,386,400

From 8 to 9 61,267,855

From 9 to 10 15,818,500

Ten and above 10,847,60 >

Total $4,539,911^595







PerCent.










of Total




Per Cent


Per Cent.


Miscel-


Miscel-




of Total


of Total


laneous


laneous


Income


Income


Bonds.


Obligations.


Obligations.


Bonds.


Bonds.


13.55


$87,845,879


8.67


$215,344,972


82.87


1.59


54,047,980


12.55


33,008,000


12.70


7.00


6,847,275


1.59


3,900,000


1.60


9.14


96,838,501)


22.48


500,000


.19


26.75


124,088.465


28.80


1.888,000


.73


22.34


88,216,725


20.48


1,610,(100


.62


12.84


13^17,737


3.07


2,750,000


1.06


5.38


3,089,742


.71


805,674


.31


1.35


2,487,000
144,000


.58
.08






.33






.23


4,500,000


1.04


44,908


.(K


100


$430,718,303


100


239,847,154


100



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THE COMMERCIAL YEAR BOOK.



Service.

PA88EKOEB AND F HEIGHT SERVICE FOR

_ Items. 1807.

Passengers carried 489,445,198

Passengers carried 1 mile 12,256,939,647

Passengers carried 1 mile per mile of line. 66,874

Tons carried 741,705,946

Tons carried 1 mile 95,139,022,225

Tons carried 1 mile per mile of line 519,079

Passenger train mileage 885,018,605

Average number of passengers in train . . .. 37

Average journey per passenger, miles 25.04

Freight train mileage 464,962.242

Average number of tons in train 204.62

Average haul per ton, miles 128.27



the Years ending June 90.



1896.

511,772,737

18,049,007,233

71,706

765,891,385

95,328,300,278

523.832

382,854,218

39

25.50

479,500,170

198.81

124.47



1895.

507,421,862

12,188,446^71

68,572

696,761,171

85^27,515,891

479,490

817,565,615

88

24.02

449,291,238

189.69

122.32



1804.

540,688,190

14^89,445,803

81,333

638,186.553

80,335,104,716

457.252

826£08£19

44

26.43

446,807.23

179.80

125.88



Income.

Gross and Net.



Items. *1897.

Gross earnings from operation $1,128,089,773

Less operating expenses 752,524,764



+ 1898. $1895. 1894. 1808.

11,150,169,376 $1,075,371,482 $1,073,361,797 $1,280,751,874
772,989,044 725,720,415 731,414,822 827,92L£9»



Income from operation $380,565,000

Income from other sources 125,090,010

Total income $494,655,019

Total deductions from income 413,397,518

Net income $81,257,508

Total dividends (including "other

payments from net income ").... 87,377,989



Surplus from operation $6,120,483



$341,947,475
142,816,805

~$484,764JB80
429,008,810

$55,755,970

101,607,264

$1,584,169 $29,845,241 $45,851,294



$377,180,332
129,024,731

$506,205,063
416,573,137

$89,681,926

88,007,757



$349,651,047
132,432,183

$482,083,180
425,966,921

$56,116,259

85,961,500



$302,830,575
149,640,615

"$542,480,190
481,422,156

$111,068,034

102,941^80'

$8416,745



Income Per Mile Operated.

Items. ♦1897. tl898. $1895. 1894. 1898.

Gross earnings from operation $6,122 $6,320 $6,050 $6,109 $7,190

Less operating expenses 4,106 4,248 4,083 4,163 4,876

Income from operation $2,016 $2,072 $1,967 $1,946 $2,314

Income from other sources 6S3 709 745 813 881

Total income 12,699 $2,781 $2,712 $2,759 $8,195

Total deductions from income 2,255 2,289 2,896 2,442 2,541



1800.
$6,725
4,425

$2*00
811

$3011
2,460



Net income $444

Total dividends (Including "other
payments from net income ") 477



Surplus from operation $33



$492

484

"" $8



$316

484

$168



$317
578



$654
'606
~$48



$714



$86



$051
574

"in



Summary or Earnings and Income, Years ending June 80, 1897 and 1806.



Source of Income.
Passenger revenue. .
Mail.



-Gross Amount



Express,
thei



♦1897. +1896.
$251,135,927 $266,562,533
33,754,466 32,379,819
24,901,066 24,880,383
Other earnings, pas-
senger service 6,629,980 6,691,279

Freight revenue 772,849,314 786,615,837

Other earn 'gs, freight

service 4,209,657 8,885,890

Other earnings from

Foperation 28,384,004 28,574,237

Unclassified 9225,359 1 579,398

Total earnings from

operation $1,122,089,773 $1,150,169,876

Income from other

sources 125,090,010 129,024,731

Total earnings and

income $1,247,179,783 $1,279,194,107



/-Proportion—.
/-Proportion-^ to Total Earn-
to Total Earn- ings and In-

ings. come.

♦1897. +1898. *1897. +1896.
Per Ct. Per Ct. Per Ct. Per Ct.
22.37 23.18 20.13 20.83



3.01
2.22



.59

68.88



2.82
2.16



.58
68.39



.38



2.53
.02



.84



2.48
.05



2.71
2.00



.53
61.97



2.28
.02



2.58
1.95



61.50
.80



2.24

.05



^Increase of 1807-^
over 1808.
Amount. PerCt.
5 $15,426,606 5 5.79
1,374,647
20,668



4.25

.08



161.299
518,766^28



5.92
51.75



823,767 8.33



* 190,283
5 854,080



100 100



10.03 10.08



5 $28,079,608
18,984,721



5.67
561.10



52.44
5 3.05



100



100



5 $82,014,324 52.50



♦ 183,284.25 miles of line represented.

+ 181,i«2.64 miles of line represented.

1 177.746.25 miles of line represented.

8 Covers nine roads making no classification of earnings under the several heads.

I Covers twelve roads making no classification of earnings under the several heads.

It Deeiease.



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RAILROADS OF THE UNITED STATE8.



515



Summary or Expenditures, Tears ending June 80, 1897 and 1896.



Source of /——Amount »

Expenditure. *1897. +1806.

Maintenance of way

and structures 1159,434,408 $160,844,950

Mainten'ce of equip-
ment 122,762,858 183,881,998

Conducting trun-

portation 432,525,862 442,217,583

General expenses.... 86,481,269 36,083,285

Unclassified . S 1,320,872 B 961,229

Total operating

expenses 1752,524,764 1772,989,044

Fixed charges 848,480,168 350,250,496

Total expend-
itures, operating

roads $1,100,954,982 $1,128,289,587

Fixed charges, sub-
sidiary roads 64,967.845 66,322,644

Total expend-
itures, all roads. $1,165,922,277 $1,189,562,181



/—Proportion-^
to Total Oper-
ating Expenses.
*1WI. +1896.
PerCt. PerUt.


/-Proportion-^
to Total Ex-
penditures.

♦1897. +1896.

Per Ot. Per Ct.


/-Increase of 1897— *
over 189 *.
Amount. • Per Ct^


21.18


20.75


14.48


14.27


*SJ10,547


$.57


16.31


17.26


11.15


11.88


$10,619,640


$7.96


57.48

4.85

.18


57.20

4.67

.12


39.29

3.81

.12


39.37

8.21

.09


* 9,691,720
397,984
359,643


*2.1»
1.10
37.41


100


100


3L65


3i is


£20,464,280


$2.66










-Hill'


100


100



























General Balance Sheet tor the Year ending June 30, 1897.



Showing increase and decrease as compared with June 30, 1896, 174,678.22 miles of line repre-
sented.



Assets.



Items.

Cost of road

Cost of equipment

Stocks owned

Bonds owned ,

Cash and current assets

Materials and supplies

Sinking fund ana sundries

Miscellaneous ,



Amount.

$9,179,883,176

529,946,052

576,965,974

861,700,611

326,707,224

63,605,455

fl35,258,143

533,367,508

Total $11,706,984^83



Increase.

$75,206,530
2,350,307
12,376,022
16,067,845



6,376,592
26.230,514

$129,495,305



Decrease.



$3,896,293
5,410,242



Liabilities.

Capital stock $5,259,513,139 $30,460,580

Funded debt 5,330,098,107 65,277,407

Current liabilities 576,841,508 23,165,517

Accrued interest on funded debt not yet payable. . . . 28,989,993 1,145,735

Miscellaneous 396,175,177 36,548,209

Profit and loss 115,316,309 $27,102,182

Total $11,706,984^33 $129,495,365



Railway Accidents for the Years ending June I



/ Employei

Fear. Killed, * *

1897 1,693

1896 1,861

1895 1,811

1804 1,823

1893 2,727

1802 2,554

1891 2,660

1890 2,451

1889 1,972

1888 2,070



yes »


, — Passengere — »


/-Other Persons-^


njured.
27,667


Killed. Injured.
222 2,795


Killed.


Injured.
6,269


4,522


29,969


181 2,873


4,406


5,845


25,696


170 2,375


4,155


5,677


23,422


324 3,034


4,300


5,433


81,729


299 3,229


4,320


5,435


28,267


376 3,227


4,217


5,158


26,140


298 2,972


4,076


4,769


22,396


286 2,425


3,598


4,206


20,028


310 2,146


3,541


4,135


20,148


315 2,138


2,897


8,602



. Total *

Killed. Injured.
" "*" 36,731



6,437
6,448
6,136
6,447
7,346
7,147
7,029
6,335
5,823



38,687
33,748
31,889
40,393
36,652
33,881
29,027
26,309
25,888



* 183,284.25 miles of line represented.

+ 181,982.64 miles of line represented.

t Decrease.

§ Covers twenty-two roads making no classification of operating expenses under the four general
heads, and unclassified amounts reported by three roads.

II Covers twenty-six roads making no classification of operating expenses under the four gen-
eral heads, and unclassified amounts reported by two roads.

K Sinking fund, $87,684,657; sundries, $47,573,486.



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AMERICAN STREET RAILWAYS IN 1898.



CLAMiriCATIOX BT STATES AND METHOD OF PBOPCLAIOX.



(From •* Street Railway Journal.**)



Electric -



<-Horee^ ^-Mteoel.-t —Totals-^



States.

New England States —
Malm*,


*- *

=.i

oo

22

9
84

6
27

155

103
34

89
4

12

9

. 18

5

273

33
68
2tf
11
18
59
9
27
29

380

8

5
14

7
16

4

. 11

7

89

4

10

11

35

11

5

1

5

31

13

53

. 157


%

230

80

77

1,632

181

417

3~617

1,862

686

1,679

35

159

348

311

45

5,035

572
1,374
395
188
318
1.365
301
290
529

5^332

37

50
225

44
120
6
237
190

34

948

8
153
110
234
315

65
4

92
311
117
557

1,755


H

290
137
72
5,156
511
918

7^064

6,684

1,581

5,153

90

583

1,010

342

62

15^504

1,174

2,888
556
384
562

2^28
742
854

1,118

10^251

66

62
814

54
131
4
835
488

61

1^515

3
220

96
373
333

61
3
102
178
143
765

2,075


6
I

80
46
4
147
90
98

~460

607
160
346

378
57
71
10

1,634

152

581

240

216

87

2,828

6

154

516

4J80

8
19
39

8
96

8
85
55
35

~353

3
152
67
63
201
31

"23
28
33

108

697


6

|I

54

' 6

21

81
'20

82

1

94
197

"i

I

30

21

3

137

181


<3

a
O

1,118

"42

73

1,232
*23i

585
50

389

1,245

"62

"56

16

675

808


5
I

300

"i»

236

"is

639

'370
1,037

"80

"iA
i

57
153


A

3
12

15

197
13

2

is

"i
l

339

"3

10

30

4

36

7

9

37

105

3
4
11
11
14
6
5
13
27

~93

15
tt

38

30

i

"t


312


i S3

4 ...

»i .*."

1» ~7.

1,753 180
38 ...

30 12

' '81 '. '. '.

.... 2

1 4

1 7

1,894 305

3

4 ...
17 ...

125 ...

2 ...
60 11

9 ...
14 3

31 ...

362 17

3 3

12 ...
9 5

16 9
14 79
8 2

5 9
29 ...
55 5

151 111

13 ...
24 ...
31 ...
60 ...

5 31

"" iA

6 ...
8 31

384 113

431 172


5-S"

3

3
2,044

' 3
7
25

2,078
4

"h
2
5

16

"'6
14

87
38
15

" 150

"ii

33
'"i.

£

77
156


4

233

80

77

1,644

181

417

2,632

3^293

699

1,693

35

181

371

216

53

5.541

575

1,396

406

308
322
1,484
309
303
650

5,651

41

54
241

64
213

14
352
303

66

1,148

23
174
138
254
372

65
4
110
336
144
895

3,320


i

„fl8

374


New Hampshire

Vermont.

Massachusetts.

Rhode Island


183

76

5,666

601


Connecticut

Total

Eastern States-
New York

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Delaware


1,011

tImi

12,406

1,779

5^18

90


District of Columbia..

Maryland

Virginia.

West Virginia


1,079

1,177

421

98


Total

Central States -

Michigan

Ohio


2Z566

1,330
3,712


Indiana

Kentucky

Wisconsin

Illinois.


813

675

651

6,645


Minnesota

Iowa


809
527


Missouri


2,419


TotaL


17,581


Southern States -

North Carolina.

South Carolina


77
93


Georgia


368


Florida

Alabama

Mississippi

Tennessee

Lniiifffana


92
328

48
440
572


Arkansas

Total

Western States -
South Dakota


151

2,169

19


Nebraska

Kansas

Texas

Colorado


398
194
407
613


Montana.

Idaho

Utah


92

2

181


Washington

Oregon

California

Total


383

318

1,966

4,330


(nited States


954
:I7


15,673
634


36,439
1.242


7,914
200


460


3,28T>


1.416


HT>4


3.103


505


3,402
49


17,891
673


54.549


Canada


1,711



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AMERICAN STREET RAILWAYS IN 1898.



517



Capital Stock, Fundbd Debt, and Capital Liabilities.



• Capital Stock

Total. Increase

States. 1898. Over 1897.

New England States -

Maine 13,851,042

New Hampshire.... 820.000

Vermont 880,800

Massachusetts 47,978,260

Rhode Island 8,610,200

Connecticut 10,875,740

Total $72,516,042

Eastern States—

New York 217,785,962

New Jersey 33,612,423

Pennsylvania 169,420,350

Delaware 717,640

Dist. or Colu mbia . . . 15,965,300

Maryland 15,487,000

Virginia 7,075,665

West Virginia 1,478,000

Total 1461,542,330

Central States-
Michigan 11,750,200

Ohio 72,088,300

Indiana 10,906,550

Kentucky 7,446,900

Wisconsin 9,876,100

Illinois 104,888,185

Minnesota 19,334,100

Iowa 10,418,000

Missouri 30,328,000

Total $277,031,335

Southern States-
North Carolina 786,000

South Carolina 1,207,000

Georgia 4,048,400

Florida 531,500

Alabama 6.447,800

Mississippi 154,000

Tennessee 5,057,000

Louisiana 11,379,100

Arkansas 1,500,375

Total '$30,201,175

Western States-
South Dakota 375,000

Nebraska 6,679,250

Kansas 2,705,000

Texas 4,622,500

Colorado 10,355,000

Montana 1,620,000

Idaho 54,000

CJtah 1,756,000

Washington 8,271,300

Oregon 2,520,800

California 42,151,230

Total $81,110^080

United 8tates $922,400,982

Canada 19,533,100



Funded Debt >

Total. Increase

1898. Over 1897.



, — Capital Liabilities — .

Total. Increase

1898. Over 1897.



$923,167


$3,558,000


$1,092,000


$6,909,042


$2,015,167


70,000


706,000


37,500


1,526,000


107,500


381,800


666,600


255,600


1,537,400


686,900


8,647,360


28,625,900


4,837,000


76,604,160


12,984.360


250,000


8,844,200


200,000


17,454,400


450,000


1,189,000


10,045,800


1,178,700


20,^21,640


2,i67,70O


$11,460,827


$52,486,500


$7,000,800


$124,952,542


$18,461,627


24,468 J291


200,888,778


23,880,222


418,660,730


47,848,513


•2,510,827


42,722,785


6,706,786


76,835^08


4,197,958


27,281,905


85,021,400


7,948^37


254,441,750


35.325,142


108,356


750,000




1,467,640


108,35ft


1,275,200


8,536,691


3,715,891


24,600,991


4,991,091


1,988,850


15,870,000


2,320,000


31,357,000


4,308,850


1.509,415


6,732,000


927,000


18,807,665


2,436,415


♦62,000


959,000
$361,474,654


' 199,000


2,437,000
$823,016,984


187,000


$54,154,190


$45,194,136


$90,348,325


2,555,354


17,505,450


6,928,750


29.256,650


9,484,104


6,602,500


32,969,000


5,472,498


106,057,800


12,074,998


509.000


10,468,000


967,000


21,374,550


1,476,000


•75,000


7,000,000


a-56,700


14,466,900


281,700


441,100


10,049,000


1,005,000


19,925,100


1,446.100


685,660


74,897,000


♦4,209,400


179,785,185


♦3,528,740


525,000


12,747,000


♦901,000


32,081,100


♦376,000


2,330,000


5,029,000


736,000


15,442,000


3,066.0(10


837,500


31,842,000


♦997,000


62,170,000


♦159,500


$14,411,114


$202,526,450


$9,858,548


$479,567,786


$23,709,662


175,000


510,000


♦200,000


1,298,000


♦25,000


835,000


1,340,000


1,135,000


2,637,000


1,970,000


♦500,000


5,523,000


739,000


9,571,400


239,000


205,000


204,600


200,000


736,100


405,000


♦60,(00


2,645,000


♦20,000


8,092,800


♦80,000


♦41,000


68,000


49,000


222,000


8,000


119,500


4,755,000


734,000


9,812,000


853,500


26.100


9,567,400


404,000


20,946,500


430,100


*3O,0U0


1,032,000


50,000


2,682,375


20,000


$729,600


$25,645,000


$3,091,000


$55,846,175


$8,820,600


100,000




♦75,000


375,000


25,000


♦1,758,250


2,410,000


♦2,010,000


9,069,250


♦3,768,260


90,000


2,368,000


283,000


5,073,000


373,000


♦1,330,000


6,184,000


1,1544)00


10,806,500


♦176,000




11.261,000


1,542,000


21,616,000


1,542,000


♦80,000


1,346.500


96,500


2,966,500

54,000

2,756,000


16,500




1,000,666






♦598,700


5,750,228


♦441,229


14,030,528


♦1,039,929


4,500


2,335,000


100,000


4,855,800


104,500


♦914,010


24,673,600


1,047,000


66,824,830


132,990


♦$4,486,460


$57,337,328


$1,696^71


$188,447,408


♦$2,790,189


$78,269,271


$699,419,932


$66,340,754


$1,621,820,894


$142,610,015


2,476,500


8,476,452


2,353,452


28,009,552


4,829,952



Passenger Traffic in New York City.

(See " Commercial Year Book," Volume III, pages 340 and 341.)



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THE COMMERCIAL YEAR BOOK.



THE SUBMARINE CABLES OP THE WORLD.



(From report issued by the International Bureau of Telegraph Administrations.;
The following table sets forth the entire system of submarine cables of the world, includfe?
those along the shores and in the bays, gulfs, and estuaries of i ivers, but excepting those in luJiee an:
the interior watercourses of continents. The list includes ail cables operated by private compuM
and cables operated by government administrations :



Private Companies.



Companies.



Anglo-American Telegraph Co.:
Transatlantic System — Valentia

(Ireland) to Heart's Content

(Newfoundland)

Minon near Brest (France), to St.

Pierre-Miquelon

Communication on American

Coasts

European communication

Total

Commercial Cable Co.:
Transatlant ic System Waterville
(Ireland) to Cinso (Nova Scotia)

Canso, N.S., to New York

Canso, N. 8., to Rock port, Mass. .
Communication in Europe




Companies.



4 7,468

1 2,718

9 1,968

1 101

15 12,245



to



Total

Direct United States Cable Co.:
Ballinakellig's Bay (Ireland)

Halifax (Nova Scotia)

Halifax, N. 8., to Rye Beach, N. H



Total

Western Union Telegraph Co.:

Transatlantic 8ystem— 8 e n n e n

Cove, near Penzance, England,

to Dover Bay, near Canso, N. 8. .

Dover Bay, N. 8., to New York....

Gulf of Mexico System

Total

Compagnie Francaise duTelegraphe
de Paris a New York :
Brest (France) to St. Pierre-Miq. .

8t. Pierre to Cape Cod, Mass

Other branch lines

South American System

Australian Cable.

Total

African Direct Telegraph Co

Black Sea Telegraph Co

Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Co.:
Oarcavellos, near Lisbon (Portu-



6,8^4
840
513



9,086



2,564
585

8,099



gal), to Madeira, to St. Vincent
(Cape Verde Island), to Pernam-

buco (Brazil)

Central and South American Tele-
graph Co

Cuba Submarine Telegraph Co

Direct Spanish Telegraph Co

Eastern and South African Tele-
graph Co

Eastern Extension Australasia and

China Telegraph Co

Eastern Telegraph Co.:

Anglo -Spanish -Portuguese Sys-
tem

System West of Malta

Italo-Greek System

Austro-Greek System

G reek System

Turko- Greek System

Turkish System

Egypto- European System

Egyptian System

Egypto-Indian System








i
i

2

14

1

19



2,271
829
422

8,754
793

8,070

2,923

887



Total

Europe and Azores Telegraph Co. . .
Great Northern Telegraph Co.:

Cables in Europe and Asia

Halifax and Bermuda Cable Co

Indo-European Telegraph Co

India Rubber, Gutta Percha, and

Telegraph Works Co *

Mexican Telegraph Co

River Plate Telegraph Co

South American Cable Co

West African Telegraph Co

West Coast of A merica Teleg'ph Co .
Western & Brazilian Telegraph Co..
West India & Panama Telegraph Co.

Canadian Pacific Railway Co

Compania Telegraflca - Telefonica

de la Plata

Compania Telegraflca del Rio de la

Plata



15

4
4

13



17

10
2
1

68
4

15
4
1

12

2

27

1
2

2

8

8

2
12

8
17
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154

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1,161

14

138



2.CC3
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6451
4^64



Total.



Owned bt Government Administrations.



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Countries.



Argentine Republic. ,
Austria.



Brazil

Belgium

Canada

China

Cochin China and Tonquin

Den mark

Dutch Indies

France and Algeria

Germany 54

Great Britain and Ireland 131



2SS
5SS8

% 13
35

1
21

2
21

2

2
60

5
65



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Greece.

Holland.

India....

Italy

Japan...,



47
20
HI
37
34



cS*

59.8

122.6

213.0

32.8

61.4

206.5

164.0

795.1

210.6

776.0

4,981.2

2,053.1

1,176.8

463.6

60.8

1,956.8

1,061.2

268.6



Countries.



1 28

. 809 142,806

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New Caledonia 1 i o

New South Wales 4 21 »

New Zealand 8 198]

Norway #4 3^4

8 Portugal... 4 115.1

ueensland 13 ]j$ *

ussia in Europe and the Caucasus. 8 212 7

Russia in Asia 1 700

Senegal 1 30

South Australia 5 «*>

Spain 15 i,7fcU

8weden 14 9* *

Switzerland 2 9^

Tasmania 1 45

Turkey in Europe and Asia 23 368.0

Victoria 1 45



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Cables and Telegraphs.

Cable Bates.

These rates are from New York City. The address and signature are included in the chargeable
matter, and the length of words is limited to fifteen letters, when a word is composed of more than
fifteen letters, every additional fifteen or the fraction of fifteen letters will be counted as a word.



Per Word.
Alexandria (Eg'pt) 10.50

Algeria 0.82

Antigua 86

Argentine Rep .... 1.00

Austria 34

Barbados 06

Belgium 80

Bermuda 42

Bolivia 1.25

Bulgaria 38

Burmah 1.27

Cairo (Egypt) 61

Cape Colony 1.52

Ceylon 1.25

Chili 1.25

China. 1.60

Cochin-China 1.35

Colon 07

Corea (Seoul) 1.96

Cyprus 56

Demerara 1.40

Denmark .85



Per Word.

Ecuador 91.25

England 26

France 25

Germany 25

Gibraltar 48

Greece 88

Guatemala. 55

Haiti 90

Havana 40

Hungary 84

India 1.28

Ireland 25

Italy 82

Jamaica 48

Japan 1.76

Java 1.47

Malta 36

Manaos (Brazil).... 1.84

Martinique 1.82

Matanzas. 44

Melbourne> 1.45

Mexico CTy 11.75 (10 wds.)



Per Word.
Nassau. Bahamas. . $0.85
Natal (Durban). . . . 1.52

Netherlands 32

New South Wales. 1.45

New Zealand 1.52

Norway 35

Orange Free State. 1.52

Panama 97

Para 1.36

Paraguay 1.00

Penang 1.35

Peru 1.25

Porto Rico 1.17

Portugal .39

Queensland 1.50
io de Janeiro 1.85

Koumania 86

Russia (Europe) 43

Russia (Asia, West) M
Russia (Asia, East). .56

Santo Domingo 1.32

Scotland .25



Per Word

Servia |0.86

Slam 1.19

Sicily 82

Singapore 1.35

Spain 40

St. Thomas 1.01

Sweden 39

Switzerland 80

Sydney, N. 8. W.... 1.45

Tangier 45

Tasmania 1.58

Transvaal 1.52

Trinidad 1.03

Turkey (Europe) ... .37

Turkey (Asia) 47

Uruguay 1.00

Venezuela 1.70

Vera Cruz..(fl.75 (10 wds.)
Victoria (Aus.) 1.43



Telegraph Statistics.

The Western Union Telegraph Company.

The following table exhibits the mileage of lines operated, number of offices, number of mes-
sages sent, receipts, expenses, profits, and average tolls and cost per message for the years named :

Miles of

Poles and Miles

Tear. Cables, of Wire. Offices. Messages. Receipts. Expenses. Profits.

1807 46,270 85,291 2,565 5,879,282 $6,568,025 $3,944,005 $2,624,910

1870 64,109 112,191 3,972 9,157,646 7,138,787 4,910,772 2,227,965

1875 72,833 179,496 6,565 17,158,710 9,564.574 6,335,414 3,229,157



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